The objective of the Program Director will be to help fulfill the mission of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Food Policy Council (CMFPC) to promote a sustainable, equitable, and healthy local food system. Primary responsibilities will include coordination of the organization’s programs, management of communications and social media, and engagement in the community. The role will report directly to the CMFPC Board of Directors.
Schedule & Compensation
- This position reports to the Board of Directors of CMFPC
- Hourly compensation is based on experience; position is grant funded and hired as a 1099/Independent Contractor
- Year-round position with a guaranteed 25 hours/week. Some seasonality with additional hours anticipated April thru November (market season). Weekend hours will occur. This position has the potential to grow and expand over time and as project needs increase
- Role will require some local travel within Mecklenburg County
- Key responsibilities include the management of the SNAP Double Bucks program, management of CMFPC’s communications, and other duties as assigned (per below details)
- Direct volunteers, interns, and key community stakeholders involved with the below programs/ activities
- Develop reporting, measurement, and evaluation for each of the below programs/ activities to be reported to the Board and other stakeholders, as requested. Reporting is inclusive of progress, measurement, and community impact.
Manage the SNAP Double Bucks at Farmers’ Market Program
- Execute the Double Bucks at Farmers’ Markets program, which doubles SNAP dollars spent at farmers’ markets in Mecklenburg County. This includes working with market manager and CMFPC to reimburse sales using grant funds and assisting with tracking sales alongside market manager and vendors
- Lead promotional activities of the program, with assistance from partners. This includes promotion with markets and vendors as well as to current or potential SNAP beneficiaries. Methods of promotion may include direct outreach, print, media, social media, events, or other promotional opportunities
- Assist the county in developing a plan to expand to all area markets
- Coordinate with other organizations throughout the city, county, and state regarding the Double Bucks effort
- Be involved in work throughout the community to support government-assisted food/nutrition programs and farmers’ market accessibility.
Develop, Implement, and Execute a Communication Strategy
- Assess current communication channels including website, social media, newsletter, virtual events, etc. and develop a strategy that is consistent with the mission of CMFPC
- Develop, write and schedule social media content across Instagram, Facebook and Twitter presences per a communication strategy
- Develop, write and schedule bi-monthly newsletter content
- Assist with maintaining and updating website with resources and project updates
- Assist with scheduling and promoting virtual and/or in-person member events
Manage other Programs and Opportunities
- One of CMFPC’s objectives is to act as a catalyst in our community to help bring to life ideas to improve our food system. This role may be involved with the ideation, due diligence, implementation, and/or management of such opportunities
- Involvement in State of the Plate research assessment
- 2+ years experience managing programs and/or coordinating activities
- Experience managing social media/communication platforms for an organization
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders and partners
- Detail-oriented and reliable
- Experience with program evaluation; experience with survey design, implementation and analysis a plus
- A positive and team-work attitude; able to work well with others and build relationships
- Experience working in local food, agriculture, food access, social justice, policy, etc.
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. Up to three professional references may be requested. Questions or inquiries may also be directed to this email.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Food Policy Council is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to promote a sustainable, healthy, and equitable local food system. For more information, please visit charlottefoodpolicy.org.